Happy Birthday to “Little Mozart”

The Music Division is home to some magnificent Mozart manuscripts, from his Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, to a handwritten letter from 14 year-old Wolfgang to his sister Nannerl, to his revered Gran Partita. In addition to these (fully digitized!) Mozart manuscripts, our collections also feature reflections and commentary on the […]

Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial with Music

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service! The National Park Service was founded 100 years ago on August 25, 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Reporting to the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Park Service protects and makes accessible hundreds of historic sites, monuments, parks, and recreation areas throughout the United States and […]

2016-2017 Concerts from the Library of Congress Season

The moment you’ve been waiting for has arrived! We are pleased to announce the 2016-2017 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress, which builds on our continuing mission: to give the music on the shelves of the Library a living voice, and let the people hear it. You can read the season announcement press […]

New Video Roundup

We’ve released a wide variety of videos from recent concerts, lectures, and other events. Learn what’s newly available below. Sign-up for Library of Congress Video Alerts Enter your email address then direct to “Subscriber Preferences.” Select “New Webcasts” and hit submit to receive notifications of new releases via email. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Subscribe […]

Upcoming Events: NEA Chairman, Meredith Monk & Pomerium

  Concerts from the Library of Congress Founder’s Day Weekend Friday, October 30, 2015 – 6:30pm (Whittall Pavilion) A LEADING ROLE: WOMEN IN THE MUSIC WORLD Jane Chu, Chairman, NEA Margaret Lioi, CEO, Chamber Music America Astrid Schween, Cellist, Juilliard String Quartet Anne E. McLean, Senior Producer, Library of Congress Music Division Three arts leaders […]

New Webcasts Available

We’re cranking out lots of new event webcasts! Here’s a smattering of the latest releases: CONCERTS Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, U.K. Graham Ross, conductor Part of the Irving Fine Centennial Festival Live Recording – December 6, 2015 (Coolidge Auditorium) Repertoire: Monterverdi | Nisi Dominus, SV 206:8, from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) I. Fine […]

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress

This Weekend @ Concerts from the Library of Congress Saturday, March 7, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium) CURTIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Robert Spano, conductor Roberto Díaz, viola Rachel Sterrenberg, soprano Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, leads the Curtis Chamber Orchestra in an exclusive Washington, DC appearance. Sensational violist Roberto Díaz premieres a […]

An Act of Congress: 90th Anniversary Kick-Off

On this day in 1925 President Calvin Coolidge signed into law a Joint Resolution from the 68th Congress of the United States of America “To accept the gift of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge for the construction of an auditorium in connection with the Library of Congress, and to provide for the erection thereof…” This unique moment […]

Irving Fine Centennial Preview

Library of Congress Commemorates Irving Fine World Premiere Performances, Lecture, Symposium and Film December 2-6, the Library of Congress, home to the Irving Fine Collection, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this important American composer, whom Aaron Copland described as “the greatest of us all.” The weeklong celebration includes panel discussions, a lecture, […]

Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge @ 150

The following is a guest blog by Anne McLean, Senior Producer for Concerts and Special Projects, Music Division, Library of Congress. On Thursday, October 30, the Music Division celebrates the 150th birthday of Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, pianist, composer, and impresario. She was an extraordinarily generous and visionary benefactor , an important music philanthropist who was […]